Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Ramone Way, 28.7.1990) Soulja Boy is an American rapper and record producer. He is also known by the name Souja Boy Tell 'Em
Childhood: DeAndre Ramone Way was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was seven. It was here that he became interested in rap music. When he was 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi with his dad. His father provided him with a recording studio in order that he could explore his musical talents.
Music Career: Soulja Boy first publicised his recordings on the SoundClick website in 2005. He then created pages on MySpace and You Tube to further promote his material.
In March 2007, Souja Boy recorded the track 'Crank That' as well as the other tracks that made up his debut, independently released album, Unsigned and Still Major. He made a low-budget video demonstrating the trademark Soulja Boy dance. In May 2007, 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' had its first bit of airplay and later that month, he signed a deal with Interscope Records. In September 2007, the single reached the top of the Billboard chart.
Soulja Boy's debut major label album was entitled Souljaboytellem.com and was released in October 2007.
In December 2007, William Lyons, of the band Mo Thugs, sued Soulja Boy, claiming that he had used the stage name Souljah Boy long before Way created his stage persona. Additionally, the rapper Ice-T has claimed that Soulja Boy is killing hip-hop and described 'Crank That' as garbage. However, Kanye West has publicly defended Soulja Boy, arguing that he is creating a new breed of hip-hop, which is what hip-hop artists are supposed to do, to stay true to its original meaning and ethos.
Soulja Boy's music was played over the PA at Game three of the NBA playoff series, in support of his favourite team, the Washington Wizards. The Washington Wizards won the game by more than 30 points. It was suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James had been put off by the appearance of Soulja Boy's music, as he had previously insulted Soulja Boy in reference to a Washington Wizard player. However, James insists that it had no detrimental effect on his game.
It has been announced that Soulja Boy's second major label album will be released in December 2008 and will be entitled iSouljaBoyTellem.
Mama Kingston and Soulja Boy - Sean Kingston and Soulja Boy team up with Mama Kinsgton Kitchen to feed the less fortunate for Thanksgiving at Skid Row - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 27th November 2014
Nicki Minaj, The Roors, Pills N Potions and gold crop tops - this year's Philly Jam had it all.
Nicki Minaj performing at Philly Jam on the 4th of July – the word combination inspires a lot of “yes.” Or maybe that should be “yass.” Nicki is at the top of her game these days, and she just can’t help but drop a whole lot of game on everyone each time she hits the stage. Add The Roots to that combo, and there’s a great show on its own. She blazed through favorites like Super Bass and Beez in the Trap, and included a couple of low-key moments with the new ballad Pills N Potions.
Beez in the Trap served as the ending for a medley, which included the Soulja Boy collab Yass B---- (naturally) and Did It On Em.
The rapper fighting with the sports star isn't actually that rare an occurrence.
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather had a pretty big bust-up at the weekend: a fight broke out after the boxer allegedly made some untoward comments about improper friendship between the boxer and the rapper's wife, Tameka "TIny" Cottle. Punches and chairs were reportedly thrown in the fight between the two celebs who were filmed brawling in a Vegas Fatburger.
In honour of the sheer scandal the incident has generated, we've rounded up a list of five other examples where rappers have battled with sports stars, indicating an almost cat-and-dog-like relationship between the two professionals.
1) 50 Cent Vs. floyd mayweather
Continue reading: T.I. Vs. Mayweather, And 5 Other Rappers Who Clashed With Athletes
The rapper was arrested in L.A. earlier this week after being found with a loaded weapon in his possession
This is the latest arrest for the still-young Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, 22 January, following a traffic stop by police, who found him in possession of a loaded gun during their routine vehicle check. The rapper was arrested after a car he was riding in was pulled by a Los Angeles County Police officer after running a stop sign in San Fernando Valley.
The 23-year-old was sat in the passenger seat of the car that was pulled over by police, TMZ first reported, and during the stop the cops noticed that the rapper was in possession of a firearm. When they checked, it turned out that the pistol was loaded, and Soulja Boy was arrested in accordance with California state law.